Lincoln Parks and Recreation Swimming Lessons

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Overview

Parker's Swim Lessons

Our swim lessons introduce water play between baby and parent, finding comfort and independence, and preparation for competitions or becoming a lifeguard. Our lessons are broken into various levels depending on the swimmers age and swimming ability.

The content of Preschool A and B are identical to Level 1 and 2, so younger swimmers ages 3 to 5 have their own classes!

Registration for the 2023 sessions will be available Spring of 2023. 

Levels

LPR-ParkersSwimLessons-LVLpc.pngParent & Child: Water Introduction and Play

Ages: Adult (18+ yrs) & Child (6-36 mos.)

The focus of Parent & Child is the introduction to water play and safety for infants and toddlers under the care of a parent. It will introduce many basic skills including floats and kicks and introduces parents to water play, supervision, and safety.

Locations:  Ballard (evening), Irvingdale (Saturday), Woods (evening)

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 Preschool A: Water Comfort & Basic Skills

Ages: 3-5 years

The focus of Preschool A is water comfort. It is designed to get a child used to the swim lesson setting. It will introduce many of the basic skills including getting their face wet, float, glides and entering and exiting the water independently. Once the child is comfortable doing all the skills with support, they will move on to Preschool B.

Locations:  Ballard (evening), Eden (morning), Highlands (morning), Irvingdale (Saturday), Star City Shores (morning), University Place (morning), Woods (morning)(evening)

LPR-ParkersSwimLessons-LVLb.png Preschool B: Building Independent Swimming

Ages: 3-5 years +

Preschool B is designed to gradually work on a child’s ability to do basic water and swim skills independently. A child must be comfortable going underwater where they can touch and getting their ears wet when swimming or floating on their back with assistance.

Locations:  Ballard (evening), Highlands (morning), Star City Shores (morning), University Place (morning), Woods (morning)(evening)


 LPR-ParkersSwimLessons-LVL1.png Level 1: Water Comfort & Basic Skills

Ages: 6 years +

The focus for Level 1 is water comfort and water safety. This class is for students who are building confidence in the water or with a group swim format. It will introduce many of the basic skills including getting their face wet, float, glides and entering and exiting the water independently. 

Locations:  Arnold Heights (morning), Ballard (evening), Highlands (morning), Irvingdale (Saturday), Star City Shores (morning), University Place (morning), Woods (morning)

LPR-ParkersSwimLessons-LVL2.png   Level 2: Building Independent Swimming

Ages: 6 years +

The focus of Level 2 is independence and safety awareness. A student must be comfortable going underwater where they can touch and getting their ears wet when swimming or floating on their back with assistance. At successful completion of Level 2, the student will be able to swim 15 feet independently on front and back.

Locations:  Ballard (evening), Eden (morning), Highlands (morning), Star City Shores (morning), Woods (morning)(evening)

LPR-ParkersSwimLessons-LVL3.png Level 3: Developing Swim Strokes

Ages: 6 years +

The focus of Level 3 is stroke development and swimming safety. Students will learn the basics of front crawl, backstroke, and breaststroke. To be in Level 3, a student must be able to swim and float independently on their front and back. At the successful completion of Level 3, the student will be able to swim 25 yards on their front and back.

Locations:  Arnold Heights (morning), Ballard (evening), Eden (morning), Highlands (morning), Star City Shores (morning), University Place (morning), Woods (morning)(evening)

LPR-ParkersSwimLessons-LVL4.pngLevel 4: Swim & Safety

Ages: 6 years +

The focus of Level 4 is stroke and endurance improvement. Student will also learn about swimmer health and safety. At the successful completion of Level 4, the student will be introduced to all six strokes taught and be able to swim at least 50 yards without a break. It is recommended that persons interested in swim team complete Level 4 or equivalent.

Locations:  Highlands (morning), Irvingdale (Saturday), Star City Shores (morning), Woods (morning)

LPR-ParkersSwimLessons-LVL5.png  Level 5: Swim Team & Lifeguard Prep

Ages: 6 years +

The focus of Level 5 is endurance and skill development for swim team and lifeguarding. At the successful completion of Level 5, the student will have the endurance to swim over 100 yards without a break and be proficient in six strokes, Front crawl/ Free style, back crawl, breaststroke, butterfly, side stroke, elementary backstroke. They will also be able to complete flip turns and open turns for lap swimming. Level 5 may be repeated to refine stroke technique.

Locations:  Star City Shores (morning),  Woods (evening)

Sessions and Locations

Levels and times vary at each location. Not all locations offer all levels.

Schedule subject to change for 2023 season.

Mornings (M-Th) Sessions

Fee:  $60/ 8 lessons

Days:  Monday-Thursday for 2 weeks. 

Time:  Each class is 30 minutes. Starting times listed below.

Session 1:  June 6 - 16

  • Highlands:  Monday-Thursdays, 10:00 AM, 10:40 AM
  • Star City Shores:  Monday-Thursdays, 9:00 AM, 9: 40 AM, 10:20 AM
  • Woods:  Monday-Thursdays, 10:20 AM, 11:00 AM

Session 2:  June 20 - 30

  • Arnold Heights:  Monday-Thursdays, 12:00 PM (Noon)
  • Eden:  Monday-Thursdays, 9:00 AM
  • Highlands:  Monday-Thursdays, 10:00 AM, 10:40 AM
  • Star City Shores:  Monday-Thursdays, 9:00 AM, 9: 40 AM, 10:20 AM
  • Woods:  Monday-Thursdays, 10:20 AM, 11:00 AM

Session 3:  July 11 - 21

  • Arnold Heights:  Monday-Thursdays, 12:00 PM (Noon)
  • Eden:  Monday-Thursdays, 9:00 AM
  • Highlands:  Monday-Thursdays, 10:00 AM, 10:40 AM
  • Star City Shores:  Monday-Thursdays, 9:00 AM, 9: 40 AM, 10:20 AM
  • Woods:  Monday-Thursdays, 10:20 AM, 11:00 AM

 

Evening (M/W) Sessions

Fee:  $60/ 6 lessons

Days:  twice a week on Monday and Wednesday for 3 weeks. 

Time:  Each class is 40 minutes. Starting times listed below.

Session 1:  June 6 - 23

  • Ballard:  Mondays & Wednesdays, 6:10 PM, 7:00 PM
  • Woods:  Mondays & Wednesdays, 6:10 PM, 7:00 PM

Session 2:  July 11 - 28

  • Ballard:  Mondays & Wednesdays, 6:10 PM, 7:00 PM
  • Woods:  Mondays & Wednesdays, 6:10 PM, 7:00 PM

 

Saturday Session

Fee:  $60/ 6 lessons

Days:  Saturdays for 6 weeks. 

Time:  Each class is 40 minutes. Starting times listed below.

Session 1:  June 11 - July 16

  • Irvingdale:  Saturdays, 9:30 AM, 10:10 AM